Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

Image by Deborah Pohlmann/Whitehead Institute

Podcast

AudioHelicase logo with Iain Cheeseman

May 17, 2018

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


BLOG

Actin enveloped T. gondii parasites

February 1, 2019

WHY STUDY TOXOPLASMA?

Reasons for researching my favorite parasite

In the News

Illustration of scientist and trees

January 24, 2019

A Fruitful Pursuit: Plant Biology at Whitehead Institute

Decades of pioneering plant research at Whitehead Institute have led to biological insights and useful discoveries



Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) cells lose form and fail to replicate after degradation of GAPM proteins.

january 23, 2019

How one parasite stays in shape

Researchers in Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido’s lab identify the linchpin proteins of parasite Toxoplasma gondii’s cytoskeleton

FEATURED

Illustration of person pulling down a segment of DNA

JANUARY 16, 2019

REVISING THE TEXTBOOK ON INTRONS

Whitehead Institute researchers uncover a group of introns in yeast with surprising stability and function


Pollen grains

DECEMBER 17, 2018

A TOUGH CASE CRACKED

The detailed molecular structure of the inert plant material sporopollenin — key for the emergence of land plants — has been resolved


PUBLICATIONS

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2018 ANNUAL REPORT

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